I lost 2 large Torbay Palms last winter, the trunk below the leaves rotted & all the leaf throngs dropped off.
I new that there was a good chance that they would re sprout from lower down but they had got too large & needed to come down anyway.
I cut off to around 6 ft high and left until later as the main trunk was very fiberous and difficult to cut through with my bow saw. I have noticed over the last few weeks a strong smell of vomit in their vicinity, could this be coming from the decaying plant?
- 14 Jul, 2011